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  • Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

    Jan 23, 2014

    Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

  • Staying to standard, securing our safety

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Time was against Sgt. Ryan McKenzie as he and his dog searched down the corridors and open areas. Palmer Theater received a bomb threat, so they were brought in to find it. He gave Shadow (his dog) commands to search different areas, trying desperately to find the threat. Hopefully it was all a hoax. It was then his worse fears were confirmed: Shadow found the explosive device behind the stage of Palmer Theater.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Larry Sack, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, gives a passing grade to Security Force Advise and Assist Team member Army Capt. Quinn Overton Jan. 20 as he completes the weapon assembly and disassembly station of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    Two soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, simulate the evacuation of a casualty using a Skedco litter Jan. 20, as part of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The exercise was designed to stress the bodies and minds of the soldiers in order to simulate the effects of sustained combat. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, coaches a soldier on target identification during the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise Jan. 20 at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. As the culminating event of the exercise, soldiers engaged multiple targets to complete the exhaustive course. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    In a remote portion of eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, nestled in between the snow-capped mountain peaks, the Titans of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment's Security Forces Advise and Assist Team 5 conducted rigorous, skill-sustaining small-arms training Jan. 20 to enhance their readiness for the unexpected days ahead during this deployment.

  • In Hard Truth, New Opportunity

    Jan 22, 2014

    As we enter a new calendar year, the Army faces challenges of an evolving fiscal reality and the transition from wartime production to peacetime requirements. The Army and its industrial base must work together to address these issues head-on. This article was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army Career Counselors of year picked

    Jan 22, 2014

    An intelligence and security command retention staff sergeant has been named the Headquarters, Department of the Army/Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Contracting professionals from around the world gather for OCSJX-14

    Jan 22, 2014

    More than 500 Operational Contract Support professionals from 40 different government agencies and coalition partners are gathered at Fort Bliss, Texas, for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • 'Leadership Is Inspiring The Best In Others'

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From his first day as a young enlistee in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims viewed his military experience as a journey in leadership, discipline, preparation and opportunity.

  • Couple's Dual Army Careers Prove Eventful

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- 1st Lt. Kathryn Munera's Army journey has been one of surprises, opportunities and challenges.

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new year often comes with questions. January is a time to take stock, reflect on past accomplishments and lost opportunities, and determine the way forward. Creating more happiness, achieving a longed-for goal, and making changes that lead to better health and more resilience can be part of the new you in the new year.

  • 4th MEB hosts Ready and Resilient Seminar

    Jan 22, 2014

    "I want your honest feedback." That was the message delivered by Col. James F. Reckard III, commander, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, to the Soldiers and Family members gathered for the Dauntless Ready and Resilient Seminar at Fort Leonard Wood's Main Post Chapel on Jan. 16.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Fort Bragg

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Bragg hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chapel, Jan. 22. The theme of the ceremony was "Remember. Celebrate. Act. A Day On, Not a Day Off."

  • Alaska Army units form local hockey team

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Wainwright, ALASKA -- Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely tried out for an Army hockey team Saturday, Jan. 11 with the intent of fielding a team to beat the Air Force in a match-up Feb. 28 in Fairbanks.

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • A Look Back at the National Security Agency

    Jan 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The history of cryptology is a twisting one that has many of its roots in Army Intelligence. Conducted primarily by a handful of men and women -- led by the likes of Herbert Yardley and the Black Chamber in World War I, and William Friedman and his brilliant crew in the Signals Intelligence Service in World War II -- cryptology was a burgeoning field in the Twentieth Century.

  • Wildcat men's basketball team gets mid-season taste of Army life

    Jan 21, 2014

    Fresh off of a conference victory over the Oklahoma Sooners, players and staff of the Kansas State men's basketball team experienced the thrill of simulated flight as they, along with Soldiers from their partner unit, sat in the cockpit of Chinook, Kiowa and Blackhawk helicopter simulators Jan. 15 at Marshall Army Airfield.

  • Bullets and Birds

    Jan 21, 2014

    The annual gunnery exercise in an attack battalion includes some of the best and worst times of an Apache pilot's career. Gunnery is a time to put to use what we train for -- and do it with live ordnance. After battalion gunnery, flight crews earn either great bragging rights or a feeling of "I suppose I'll do better next year."

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 2014 Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise is being conducted at Fort Bliss, Texas. OCSJX-14 is designed to prepare uniformed and civilian operational contract support professionals to deploy and support any contingency, humanitarian or operational mission. Photos and videos on OCSJX14 can be found at http://ocsjx14.tumblr.com/

  • Students return to Fort Irwin's Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage

    Jan 21, 2014

    "We're very glad to be home." Students return to a repaired Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage. Ribbon cutting celebrates team effort during transition.

  • Creek Company Forged for War

    Jan 19, 2014

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Throughout their deployment, some Soldiers from Creek Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment at Forward Operating Base Shank have been recognized for excellence and some have renewed their commitment to serving the nation. 2nd Bn., is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot.

  • Fort Polk remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 19, 2014

    "The power of the words and the clarity of the passion invoked inspiration," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sonja Burks, command food adviser, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. "The notion that one man can and did change history, that thought is immense beyond belief."

  • The Dream Still Lives

    Jan 19, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Chaos" is guarding the advisors

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, out of Forward Operating Base Torkham, protect a Key Leader Engagement with the 5th Afghan Border Police Kandak Jan. 12, 2014.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are preparing their M199 howitzer to fire as they await a fire mission. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are firing their M119 howitzer to ensure the weapon system is calibrated. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The guardians of progress

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Spartan security force advise and assist teams of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division can focus on their mission of helping their Afghan counterparts lead in the defense of their nation thanks to a select group of soldiers who watch over them, ensuring their safety.

  • What have you done for "our" homeless today?

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca Kino Chapel Men's Ministry volunteers to cook at the Good Neighbor Alliance (GNA) in Sierra Vista. The GNA assists displaced families and persons in need of a safe, temporary shelter and access to supportive services and works toward helping them achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. The shelter is located at 420 N. 7th Street, Sierra Vista. AZ.

  • USACR/Safety Center welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center welcomed a new command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony here Friday, Jan. 17.

  • Basic Combat Training NCO soars from fighter pilot to Soldier

    Jan 17, 2014

    A 52-year-old grandpa and former fighter pilot is going through Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard for no other reason than service.

  • Exchange associates, service members honor WWII, Korean War Vet

    Jan 17, 2014

    DALLAS -- There is no greater honor than to serve those who serve and Army & Air Force Exchange Service associates and servicemembers assigned to the Exchange's headquarters gathered to do just that during a ceremony to recognize a World War II and Korean War veteran, Dec 18.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train support troops at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jan 17, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg N.C. prepared for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan at Fort A.P. Hill recently. While at A.P. Hill three Operational Detachment Alphas trained Soldiers from the 50th Signal Battalion as well as the 3rd Special Forces Group Support Battalion and the 1st Battalion 3rd SFGA Support Company.

  • 10th Mountain Division headquarters, support elements case colors for Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Some 1,000 Soldiers assigned to 10th Mountain Division (LI) headquarters and several 10th Sustainment Brigade battalions marked the official start of their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan during a casing ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers teach 60 mm mortar system to Afghan troops

    Jan 16, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The M-224 60 mm mortar system, a staple of American light infantry operations, is fast becoming one for the Afghan National Army.

  • 10th CAB Soldier receives surprise welcome home from World War II veteran grandfather

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - As Staff Sgt. Russell S. Robinsky marched into the hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, Fort Drum, on Friday he knew it wouldn't be long before he would be reunited with his Family after a nine-month deployment to eastern Afghanistan.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades: Career change returns former infantry NCO to Afghanistan as Army Black Haw

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan -- As a child, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young once dreamed of being a police officer. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Some stories should never be forgotten

    Jan 16, 2014

    Medal of Honor recipients Walter Marm Jr. and Don Jenkins, along with actor Stephen Lang (Tombstone, Avatar) visited with Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 12, 2014, and gave the service members there a treat in the form of excerpts from Lang's play Beyond Glory.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated during FH observance

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office, or MEO, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a day early as Soldiers and Civilians gathered in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday. The observance coincided with Martin Luther King Day, or MLK Day, this Monday.

  • SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, a Soldier's job extends beyond the duties of the camouflage uniform. As the detachment sergeant for the 18th Military Police Detachment on Fort Huachuca, he strives to take commitment above and beyond, and it is that care and dedication that earned him the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

  • Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- According to "Sourcewire," nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and their Families, to watch their "bottom lines" when making dining choices on and off duty.

  • MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition. The volunteer Soldiers, along with school employees, church members, parents, service organization representatives, defense contractors, Department of the Army civilians and former students went through a brief training session to judge the Academic Decathlon hosted by Buena High School Jan. 10 through Saturday.

  • Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca, Whitney Cordero was one of several individuals who served as volunteer coordinators. Their role was to organize and schedule the many volunteers who worked at nearly a dozen annual events.

  • Soldiers conduct Life Flight exercise

    Jan 16, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA Jan. 16, 2014 -- Soldiers assume risks everyday, whether in garrison or forward deployed environments, and must assume a vigilant watch to ensure risk levels are kept at their absolute lowest.

  • The U.S. Army Reserve - A positive investment in America

    Jan 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of Army Reserve, shares statistics with military and veteran support organizations Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C., supporting the U.S. Army Reserve is a positive investment for America. The USAR provides 19 percent of the Army force for 6 percent of the Army budget.

  • 2nd BCT Soldiers participate in Soldier 2020 Study

    Jan 16, 2014

    More than 60 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division participated in a physical demand study conducted here, Dec. 9-13, 2013. The physical demand study is part of "Soldier 2020," a scientific approach for the Army led by Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, to identify and validate standards for high demand tasks in its Combat Arms branches. The main purpose of the study is to ensure the defined tasks are executed without compromising readiness or mission accomplishment regardless of gender.

  • Former ISAF Commander Visits Task Force Patriot

    Jan 15, 2014

    Gen.(R) David McKiernan, now advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, visits Task Force Patriot at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 12, 2014, to learn how their mission has gone working as a Security Force Assistance Brigade so he can take that knowledge to benefit future deploying units.

  • Berkeley-breaking the military stigma

    Jan 15, 2014

    Late in 2012 the academic community saw the return of ROTC to several college campuses where it was perceived to have been unwelcome. But for all of its Vietnam era stigma, the University of California, Berkeley has been welcoming the military for several years now. Although newly assigned ROTC instructors and cadre arrive to Berkeley with apprehension because they expect a negative climate, Dr. Kathryn Scott, director of physical education at the university, said they are pleasantly surprised when actually immersed in the campus community. Recently she was in San Antonio to attend the 2014 Army All-American Bowl and gather with other community leaders and educators to discuss advocacy ideas for Army ROTC.

  • Afghans train for Fire Missions

    Jan 15, 2014

    "Our purpose for coming here was to have a training event where our ANA instructors and master gunners are completely in the lead," said 1st. Lt. Adam Roberts.

  • SMDC Commander Praises Local Science Community

    Jan 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In his first speaking appearance at the annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association on Jan. 7, Lt. Gen. David Mann expressed his appreciation for the group's recognition of the area's scientists and engineers, and for its efforts in encouraging local students to study the sciences in pursuit of future careers.

  • Last Army Reserve Cavalry unit prepares for upcoming training mission

    Jan 15, 2014

    Stetsons and spurs are the signature items of the U.S. Calvary. They no longer mount and ride horses, but instead take to the ground and sky in vehicles that make them an essential force multiplier. The Troopers of the 2-398th Cavalry Regiment have another signature item of distinction. They are the last Cavalry unit in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Army junior air rifle team set

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Soldiers help students build trust

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Commentary: Remember King's legacy

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Two post schools attend regional competition

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Postwide prescribed burns help prevent future wildfires

    Jan 15, 2014

  • MCoE plans for changes to civilian workforce

    Jan 15, 2014

  • 316th Cavalry Brigade focuses on functional training

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Iraq War veteran: Trust is key for leaders

    Jan 15, 2014

  • EUCOM, U.S. Embassy renovate Kosovo hospitals

    Jan 14, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (January 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo's Office of Defense Cooperation and the U.S. European Command's Humanitarian Assistance Program recently completed a $2 million renovation project at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo in Pristina.

  • Spartan Live-Fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2014

    Spartan Artillerymen from 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division shoot their M777 Jan. 14 on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. (Video by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Fusco 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs). Also available in high definition.

  • Developing NCOs one evaluation at a time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Singerhouse teaches his Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Torkham the proper way to produce noncommisioned officer evaluation reports during a session of the Wild Boar Will series of classes Jan. 11, 2014.

  • Meeting with 5th Afghan Border Police in Torkham

    Jan 14, 2014

  • Airmen help 'Hamilton's Own' get equipment to Yuma Proving Ground

    Jan 14, 2014

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Airmen from the 22nd Airlift Squadron, 60th Air Mobility Group, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., conducted a joint Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise on Jan. 9 at Forbes Field. "Hamilton's Own" Soldiers partnered with a C-5 Galaxy crew to load and secure two tactical vehicles in support of the battalion's training mission from Jan. 14 to Feb. 8 at Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz.

  • With Army tools, NCOs can help Soldiers achieve their educational goals

    Jan 14, 2014

    Did you know it's possible for an enlisted Soldier to earn a degree by the end of his or her first term of enlistment? The framework is in place and the degree programs are available, but Army officials say Soldiers often don't learn of the opportunities until they have been in the Army for years

  • Garrett nominated for key post in Europe

    Jan 14, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Defense announced this afternoon that the president has nominated Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, United States European Command, Germany. Garrett is currently serving as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. The president has also nominated Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Donahue is currently serving as commanding general, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.

  • Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for the first time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force arrived at Fort Irwin in a first-ever deployment of its kind. It is a trip eight years in the making. Global operational tempo of U.S. military forces in previous years made it difficult to schedule JGSDF units into the National Training Center's training calendar. Japanese military planners persisted and finally realized their goal this month.

  • Army AL&T magazine focuses on the Army industrial base

    Jan 14, 2014

    MoBs, FaCs, STEM and FMS--these are just a few of the ways that the U.S. Army, along with DOD and others, is working to preserve the knowledge, skills and capabilities that make up its industrial base. You can read about them all in the new edition of Army AL&T magazine, available online now.

  • Odierno pleased with Fort Leonard Wood's value, unique capabilities

    Jan 14, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the operations on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for the first time, Jan. 13, 2014,

  • Fort Stewart Soldier named finalist for USO Volunteer of the Year

    Jan 14, 2014

    A Fort Stewart Soldier deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was honored as the United Service Organizations' 2013 Southwest Asia Volunteer of the Year in a ceremony at Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 14, 2013.

  • Odierno presents logistics excellence award to Fort Leonard Wood team

    Jan 14, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno presented the fiscal 2012 Army Combined Logistics Excellence Award to the Fort Leonard Wood Tank-automotive and Armaments Command's Fleet Management Expansion team, known as FMX, during his visit to the installation Monday.

  • Retiring Army Guard director: Preserve this national treasure

    Jan 14, 2014

    Retiring after 43 years serving the nation, the director of the Army National Guard challenged his successors to maintain the standard of a force at a 377-year peak.

  • Fort Bliss sustainment mission command

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Bliss is employing the sustainment mission command center concept to find solutions for executing rear area sustainment.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

    Jan 13, 2014

    Members of the 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army Corps, finished more than a month of training on the 60mm mortar weapon system at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, with instructors from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Task Force Patriot, with a cumulative live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2014.

  • Robots on the Battlefield

    Jan 13, 2014

    Joint US-French looks closely at how robotization is changing 21st Century warfare

  • Intelligence Center Provides Support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, at 0300 hours (1900 hours of January 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990. American President George H. W. Bush immediately condemned the Iraqi action, as did the governments of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Hussein, unconcerned about these protests, gambled that his fellow Arab states would stand by and either support or ignore his act of aggression. He was wrong. Two-thirds of the 21 members of the Arab League condemned the invasion, with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd turning to the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for help. Six days later, US Air Force fighter planes began landing in Saudi Arabia as part of a massive build-up of troops and equipment that was known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • From Soldiers to Martians: Two advance in Mars One contest, aim for stars

    Jan 13, 2014

    For two Soldiers at Fort Campbell, childhood dreams are one step closer to reality after the Mars One announcement, Dec. 30. Mars One is a privatized foundation with the goal of establishing a permanent settlement on Mars by 2025. As a preliminary step in this process, the foundation is assembling a pool of cadets who will help colonize the Red Planet. 1st Lt. Heidi Beemer and Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Woodward heard about this mission several months ago and they were two of about 200,000 to start the application process for the outerspace opportunity. Both Soldiers are celebrating making it past the first cut. A more intensive second-round elimination process, including medical screenings and one-on-one interviews, will trim the remaining 1,058. The applicants come from across the globe with the eventual goal of creating four-person teams for the one-way trip to Mars.

  • Spartans foster medical partnership with Afghan counterparts

    Jan 12, 2014

    At just two months into their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Spartans, are hard at work, alongside their Afghan National Security Force counterparts as they continue to assume responsibility for the defense and security of their nation.

  • Spartan Artillery Night-Fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2014

    Spartans from 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division perform night-fire training on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Paktia Province in Afghanistan. (Video by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Fusco, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Training for Afghan fire missions

    Jan 11, 2014

    After training for months with 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, the 201st Afghan National Army Corps now takes the reins in training its own soldiers in artillery operations.

  • ARMY WELLNESS CENTER TO HOLD OPENING CEREMONY

    Jan 10, 2014

    The AWC provides assistance to improve a Soldier's overall performance by assessing fitness and nutrition needs with the newest technology and by providing targeted training information to meet personal and Army goals such as weight loss and improved physical performance. All AWC programs and services are available to active duty Soldiers, retirees, their family members and Army civilian employees.

  • Army provides Command Sergeant Major, Family a Legacy of Leadership

    Jan 10, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dunkelberger didn't think of himself as a career military man when he enlisted in the Army, but fell in love with the service. It was this love that led him to several positions in which he trained young Soldiers to become leaders. One of those leaders, his oldest daughter, was recently stationed on Fort Drum.

  • Spartan Brigade 'lives on amber' in Afghanistan

    Jan 10, 2014

    The Spartans of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), have once again come into the mountains of Afghanistan, bringing with them their hard-earned reputation forged through three previous Operation Enduring Freedom combat tours dating back to 2007. Their mission is to advise the country's national security forces during a pivotal time of transition as NATO continues to withdraw its forces and the 2014 Afghan elections loom on the horizon.

  • Garrison sergeant major relinquishes responsibility, says 'goodbye'

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, said his farewells to the Soldiers, Families and friends who played a part in his role at Fort Huachuca, during his relinquishment of responsibility ceremony Dec. 19 at Alvarado Hall.

  • Fort provides new options for weight loss in the New Year

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For many, the holiday season -- packed with festive parties, stockings filled to the brim with candies and elaborate meals with all the trimmings -- is to blame when the scale jumps a few pounds. But fear not, Fort Huachuca offers a variety of options to work off the unwanted weight.

  • Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Two Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools completed solar power systems in November. To mark the occasion, Colonel Smith Middle School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 19.

  • Commissary now scans IDs at check out

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification cards to cashiers to establish their eligibility to use the facility, ID cards will now be scanned. The implementation is part of an agency-wide rollout to all stores that began Nov. 10.

  • Dentist visits FH weekly, bolsters services at clinic

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - For almost 13 years Burton Becker, DDS, a civilian periodontist from Tucson, has driven 80 miles one way to provide dental support to the Fort Huachuca Dental Clinic Command, one day a week.

  • RWBAHC Pharmacy to install new equipment, service disruption possible

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy personnel are working to streamline operations in order to become more efficient and effective. As part of the efforts to improve the overall pharmacy experience for customers, workers will install an updated automated dispensing system during the week of Jan. 20, the third week of this month. This updated system is designed to enhance medication safety and expedite the filling of patient prescriptions.

  • Fort Huachuca Tax Center plans grand opening

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center's grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only.

  • CDC holds tree dedication in memory of Jessica Lee

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Child Development Center honored the memory of Jessica Lee and her 4-year-old son, Elyjah, with a tree dedication at Bldg. 408 on Dec. 18.

  • Know Your Limits

    Jan 10, 2014

    On a beautiful winter day, my brothers and I set out for a snowmobiling trip at Island Park, Idaho. Although all three of us were experienced and seasoned riders, it had been awhile since my older brother and I had ridden. My younger brother owned his snowmobile and was more experienced, so he led the way through the trees on the winding, groomed trails.

  • Fort Irwin nurse reflects on Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech

    Jan 10, 2014

    Maj. Barbara Givens,a nurse case manager at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin delivered this speech below during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Jan. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center at Fort Irwin, California. The program, hosted by Fort Irwin's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and Weed Army Community Hospital, also featured Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown, pastor of Miracle Deliverance Full Gospel Church of San Bernadino. Brown dramatized excerpts from King's speeches and reflected on how he personally was inspired to pursue his life's work by King's life and words.

  • "Ma Deuce" Gets a New Stand

    Jan 9, 2014

    In November, the 1st Armored Division became the first division to be fielded the new M205 Lightweight Tripod for Heavy Machine Guns, which is replacing the M3 tripod for the M2/M2A1 and MK19 machine guns. The new tripod provides a strong, stable firing platform at significantly reduced weight. At 34-pounds, the M205 weighs 16 pounds less than the 50-pound M3 Tripod, which represents significant progress in lightening the Soldier's load. The tripod also has a new Traverse & Elevation (T&E) mechanism that allows faster, more accurate target engagements.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC changes command

    Jan 9, 2014

    Col. Dennis P. LeMaster assumed command of U.S. Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson in a ceremony held Jan. 7 at Fort Carson's Special Events Center.

  • First baby of 2014 arrives on due date

    Jan 9, 2014

    Fort Carson's first baby of 2014 was born at 4:14 a.m. Jan. 1 at Evans Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Carson streets paved with history

    Jan 9, 2014

    Many of Fort Carson's streets are named after heroes, medal winners and battles, but what happens when no one remembers the history?

  • 'Big Red One' community honors Soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash

    Jan 9, 2014

    About 700 gathered at multiple locations across Fort Riley Jan. 9 to honor the sacrifices of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde, Sgt. Peter Bohler and Spc. Terry Gordon. The men died Dec. 17 in southern Afghanistan when their Black Hawk crashed.